Touring McGill through the eyes of a student

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

The student tour guides who work for McGill’s Welcome Centre, like Jeremy Rothschild, BSc’14, are encouraged to offer campus visitors “an authentic sense of what the student experience is like.”

Offering comfort to the disorganized and distracted

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Having trouble staying focused amid all the emails and tweets? In his new book, psychology professor Daniel Levitin offers advice on how to attain The Organized Mind. 

Tasty trends: Why some foods sizzle and others fizzle

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Why are we crazy about cupcakes, but blasé about fondues? In his latest book, author David Sax, BA’02, examines food trends.

A promising new approach to Alzheimer’s

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The cure for Alzheimer’s disease has been maddeningly elusive. But a recent discovery by McGill researcher Judes Poirier points to a new strategy with huge potential.

Fuelling student projects through crowdfunding

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm

McGill’s new Seeds of Change initiative will use crowdfunding techniques to support a wide range of student-focused projects.

Indigenous studies program off to a fast start

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:18 am

Aboriginal scholar Allan Downey says McGill’s new Minor Concentration in Indigenous Studies will challenge students “to consider worldviews that aren’t their own.”

Why face-to-face beats Facebook

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

It isn’t enough to reach out to people through your iPad screen, says author Susan Pinker, BA’79. Interacting with others in person offers a host of benefits — a longer life among them.

“Where are the hidden cameras?” How culture affects mental illness

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Ian Gold, BA’84, MA’87, and Joel Gold, MDCM’95, explore a peculiar delusion that causes people to believe that they’re the stars of a reality TV show.

Meet the MAA’s new president

Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Alan Desnoyers, BCom’85, answers questions about himself, his presidency and his vision for the future of the McGill Alumni Association.

Making noise about the ‘silent crime’

Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:37 am

When violence hits home, Sarah Flatto, BA’09, is there to help victims and survivors of abuse find life-changing support.